This week’s new movies

2009-10-09 00:00

THREE new films open in Pietermaritzburg today — the romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth, Eric Cantona’s Looking for Eric, and Blood: The Last Vampire, the 2009 live-action remake of the 2000 anime horror film of the same name.

In The Ugly Truth, Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler star as co-workers destined to despise one another. She’s out to find a sophisticated dream partner. He’s on a mission to tell women to get real and admit that men have just one thing on their minds. But when he decides to help her get what she wants, they both learn something unexpected about how powerfully even the most defiant opposites attract.

Former Manchester United star, Cantona, stars in and helped produce the film Looking For Eric, which tells the story of Eric Bishop, a middle-aged postman whose girlfriend hasn’t resurfaced although she was released from prison a few months previously, and whose student daughter wants him to get back in touch with his separated wife. Cue a genie-like appearance, out of a poster, of his idol, Cantona, who proceeds to help him find his way.

The third film opening in the city today is Blood: The Last Vampire, which tells the story of Saya, a 16-year-old girl whose youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400-year-old “halfling”.

Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts. When she is sent to a United States military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organisation she works for, Saya senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy the evil patriarch of all vampires.

All three films are at CineCentre at Liberty Midlands Mall.



CineCentre: My Sister’s Keeper; Fame; The Taking of Pelham 123; Up; Public Enemies; Final Destination 4; District 9.

SterKinekor: Public Enemies; District 9; Orphan; G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra; Fired Up; G-Force; The Proposal.

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